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Wounded Knee 1973

  • For two months in 1973, Wounded Knee, in the Pine Ridge reservation, was occupied by members of the American Indian Movement. Leaders of the siege declared the territory an independent Oglala Nation. Members of AIM set up barricades in opposition to racism, corruption, and the policies of then-tribal president Dick Wilson.
  • Hollywood actor and American Indian activist Russell Means died early Monday morning at his ranch near Porcupine on Pine Ridge. Means was 72 years old and…
  • Russell Means died this morning on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota he was 72 years old. Means starred in a number of Hollywood films including…